Sometimes, a group of people might leave a specific impression for others, but it does not necessarily mean that everyone from that country or group is the same.
I have met a Japanese girl, who is acting more like Chinese. Moreover, she likes Chinese traditions and can speak Chinese very well.
These are assumption of similarities, language difference, nonverbal misinterpretations, the presence of preconceptions and stereotype, tendency to evaluate and high stress.
Many people have difficulty when it comes to across cultural communication.
When I was talking of playing with her, I have never felt there were some stumbling blocks between us.
I would not have had this friend if I put the preconception on her at first time.
Intercultural stumbling blocks always exist between people who come from different countries.
Barna describes six stumbling blocks during the process of communication.
In addition, stereotype helps in identifying a new person before getting to know about him.
This can influence a person’s intention of communication.